Delta Dental, NTC partner to offer scholarships to under-represented students

The Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation and the Northwest Technical College Foundation have partnered to launch a new scholarship to support under-represented students.

The $50,000 grant will cover living expenses as well as tuition for qualified students.

Ashley Johnson, NTC’s Foundation Executive Director, said the grants are for dental assisting students.

“The goal is to reduce barriers due to the cost of education, housing, travel costs and childcare expenses for dental assisting students. Equitable recruitment processes will be implemented to reach diverse populations, particularly students from under-represented communities.”

Three students a year will be awarded a $6,500 Delta Dental Equity and Education Program scholarship.

NTC’s Office of Admissions and American Indian Resource Center staff will work to recruit students from the area, including Bemidji’s neighboring tribal nations at Leech Lake, Red Lake and White Earth.

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